FightLite® Industries is a division of ARES Defense Systems, Inc., a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments. Founded in 1997 as "ARES Defense Systems" by company CEO and avid shooting enthusiast Geoffrey A. Herring; the company created the FightLite® division in mid-2016 to focus on its small arms product offerings and to honor its R&D division that conceives and develops the company's ideas and inventions.
Located on the USA's Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, FightLite® Industries is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, 3-D solid-modeling and manufacturing CAD/CAM systems, a dedicated quality control department and an experienced manufacturing team that is committed to developing and manufacturing superior products for its customers.
Whether the product being developed by FightLite® Industries is for military, law enforcement or civilian use, the same ideology is applied. Our company specializes in developing premium firearms and firearm accessories of unique versatility and functionality. We listen to our customers, evaluate the market, and develop products that are generally not available from any other source. Our R&D team spends thousands of hours each year defining and refining our products to ensure that they exceed the rigid standards and expectations of not only ourselves, but of those who purchase nothing but the best. We don’t cut corners; quality, reliability, safety and performance are our top priorities and we always look forward to hearing users’ feedback after experience with our products so that we know that we’re meeting our objectives. All FightLite® products are 100% designed and manufactured in the United States of America by US Citizens.
FightLite® Industries provides spare parts, service and manufacturer support of ARES Defense-manufactured products. ARES Defense Systems® maintains ARES®, ARES Defense™ and all other related intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, technical data, logos, websites, social media accounts and product names. ARES Defense & FightLite® Industries products are available through established channels of sporting goods wholesalers, box stores, FFL dealers, online retailers and factory direct.
Notable product achievements for which multiple patents have been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office include the belt-fed MCR® (Mission Configurable Rifle), ARES-22 RCU™(Rifle Conversion Unit for Ruger® .22LR pistols), SCR® (Sport Configurable Rifle), MXR® (Multi-Caliber Submachine Gun), GXR™ (Gas-Piston Retrofit Kit for M4 carbines) and various additional patents still pending.
ARES Defense Systems, Inc. is licensed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as a "Manufacturer" of small arms and is also registered as a "Manufacturer" and as a "Broker" with the United States Department of State - Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2778-2780 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).